a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “one who uses reason.”.
“No one spoke up to say, ‘This is ridiculous,’” remembers Akil.
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On approaching nearer to the beach, however, they soon recognized Akil.
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with hand on hip and elbow bent outward: to stand with arms akimbo. Historical Examples She was an uncommonly powerful, red-faced Irishwoman; her arms were bare, and she had them akimbo, and was scratching her elbows. Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley She was holding up her skirt with one hand, and the other arm was akimbo at […]
- Akimiski island
an island in SW James Bay, in the SE Northwest Territories, in S central Canada. About 898 sq. mi. (2326 sq. km).
of ; related by blood (usually used predicatively): cousins who were too closely akin for marriage. allied by nature; having the same properties: Something akin to vertigo was troubling her. having or showing an affinity; kindred: They are emotionally but not intellectually akin. Contemporary Examples In an interview with The Daily Beast on Monday, akin […]
absence, loss, or impairment of the power of voluntary movement. akinesia a·ki·ne·sia (ā’kĭ-nē’zhə, -kī-) or a·ki·ne·sis (-sĭs) n. A slowness or loss of normal motor function resulting in impaired muscle movement. a’ki·ne’sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) or a’ki·net’ic (-nět’ĭk) adj.